Thorntons is a chocolate shop that sells an array of different chocolate bars and boxes in various different flavours. I tend to only buy things from the store for special occassions as they are more on the pricey side for the occasional treat, although one deal I make use of from time to time is the offer of 3 bars for £5. This means I can get three different varieties of chocolate and have a small taste of each. Recently one option I went for is a flavour I haven't tried before from the shop, and that is the French Dark Chocolate block. I am not a huge dark chocolate fan but sometimes I find myself with a craving for it. I prefer milk chocolate, but dark chocolate definitely makes a nice change from time to time. This version of French dark chocolate is slightly more bitter and has a stronger taste than ordinary dark chocolate, which I think gives it an acquired taste. The block is about 3 inch by 3 inch and comes in small square pieces that you can easily break off. The pieces are soft and easy to chew or leave to melt in the mouth. The block is 90g which I think is a little too much to eat in one sitting personally, as the richness of the bar makes it quite filling earlier than a milder flavour. The packaging is currently a pink colour rather than the purple image that is shown on this review, but the packaging remains largely the same. A block on its own is £1.89, as are the other flavours on offer. These vary from Belgian chocolate, to mint chocolate versions, with a taste suitable for everyone. The bar is suitable for vegetarians, although it does warn it may contain nuts and peanuts in particular, which may make the bar less accessible to some. On the plus side though it does have lots of milk in it and is free from artificial colouring, so you are sure what's inside is definitely what's on the label. I would recommend this as though it is a flavour that some may not enjoy, the range is definitely still one I would recommend also, and I personally enjoy this flavour a lot. I didn't necessarily think I would as having not tried it before I wasn't sure quite how rich it would be, although I did still enjoy it and it was nice to have in small amounts. I only tend to buy this when I am making use of the 3 for £5 offer as I can enjoy a larger selection of chocolate, although even on its own it is still a nice treat.
Free from artificial colours and flavours Contains soy Alcohol free recipe No gluten containing ingredients